The abuse of our MPs must simply stop - YEP Comment

It’s a stark admission from Andrea Jenkyns that reminds us all of the very real danger those who serve the public put themselves in just to simply do their job.

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 11:37 am
Andrea Jenkyns, Morley and Outwood MP, talks about the multiple threats she has received both online and in person. Picture: Tony Johnson

Today the Morley and Outwood MP tells the Yorkshire Evening Post of the multiple threats she has received both online and in person since she was first elected six years ago.

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To say this is alarming and concerning is an understatement.

While different people have opposing views on the political spectrum this is a line that must not be crossed.

MPs work hard to serve the communities that have made their voices heard at the ballot box.

And in light of the tragic death of Sir David Amess last week the issue of safety once again raises its head.

Those who serve the public have a right to feel safe as they simply go about their job.

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